Harvest 2009: New Zealand Vintners Pick in Fair Weather
Kumeu River winemaker, Michael Brajkovich, is quoted in Wine Spectator’s 2009 New Zealand Harvest Report:
“Wet conditions also caused some problems in Kumeu, where some of the country’s best Chardonnay is grown. Michael Brajkovich, winemaker at Kumeu River, reported some botrytis in the vineyards, due to a mix of humid weather and rain. But the weather only lasted for a few days and Brajkovich says the quality of the Chardonnay should still be very good. ‘Botrytis was a scare for the few days it struck but careful picking led to great fruit.'”
To read the entire harvest report click here.